Get Involved

There are lots of ways you can get involved, whether or not you can sew.

This is a great place to receive kindness, share the love, make hearts, spread the word,  support the project or all of the above. You can give away one heart or hundreds. You don’t have to be crafty or saintly or anything other than what you are. All you need is a willingness to be kind to yourself, to connect with others and to offer love where it is needed (hint; it’s needed everywhere).

You can get involved by receiving free hearts, making your own hearts and/or starting a heart-making group. There are kits and materials in our Etsy store as well as a group session plan to guide you.

Please acknowledge 1000 Hearts by tagging us on social media and letting people know you are part of this project - this will help our community to grow and flourish. If you are planning to share 1000 Hearts publicly (including your own work inspired by this project), please check in with me first.

Kindness is why we’re here and the most important starting point is to offer it to your own precious, imperfect and brave self. That’s why I suggest that you hold onto the first heart you make or receive – keep it as a reminder that you are worthy of love and kindness too.

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How to get involved:

Receive free hearts:

Anyone in Australia can receive a small pack of hearts for free; one to keep and a few to give away.

Fill in your details to receive free hearts

Free hearts are made by volunteer heartists and we are happy to send them anywhere in Australia. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are sadly unable to send free hearts overseas. During this time, all international orders through our Etsy store will receive a free pack of hearts with their order.

If you require more than a small pack of hearts, you can purchase individual hearts and Community Packs through our shop as well as kits and supplies to make your own hearts.

Please get in touch if you need more information.

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Make your own hearts:

You can make your own hearts to spread some love and kindness in your world. You might like to make hearts to share with your friends and family, local charities, schools, hospitals and businesses - it can be lovely for cafes and shops to have a bowl of giveaway hearts on their counter to share with customers.

See our "Become A Heartist" page for how to get started and to download instructions, template and other resources for free.

Share your hearts where they're needed:

If you're not sure where to share your hearts, you can send them to 1000 Hearts for inclusion in our free packs and community hearts program (we always need more hearts!) Our postal address is:

PO Box 206, Blackmans Bay, Tasmania 7052, Australia.

You can also send them to these Australian charities:

RizeUp Australia - supporting women and children escaping domestic violence: PO Box 6417, GCMC 9726

Zephyr Education - educational supplies for kids escaping domestic violence: PO Box 478, Bulimba, QLD 4171

This Is My Brave Australia - reducing the stigma of mental illness: 30 Bimbiang Cres, Ngunnawal, ACT 2913

Support 1000 Hearts:

  • You can purchase hearts made by Sarah in our shop, including the original pocket hearts as well as embellished hearts in unique designs. These hearts make beautiful gifts for anyone who needs a reminder of love and kindness (including you).

  • By purchasing from our Etsy store, you are helping us to spread the love a little further. All sales support 1000 Hearts and fund our Free Hearts Program.

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Becoming a Heartist

Making hearts is easy to learn even if you’ve never sewed before.

It uses basic sewing skills with a few little tricks, and the kits come with instructions and the template for the original 1000 Hearts pocket heart.

Make Your Own Pocket Hearts